Jalen Green is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. In 2020, he was the second overall pick of the Houston Rockets in the 2020 NBA Draft. Prior to playing in the National Basketball Association, he had played for the NBA G League Ignite.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jalen Romande Green was born on February 9, 2002, in Merced, California in the United States of America. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 84 kg. He is right-handed and he is a shooting guard.

His stepfather is Marcus Green who played basketball in high school alongside future NBA player DeShawn Stevenson. He is part Filipino.

Team 219 houston rockets Houston Rockets
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 84 kg
Born 9 Feb 2002
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
219 houston rockets Houston Rockets 2021 - present
NBA G League Ignite 2020 - 2021

High School Career

He attended San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, California. Later, he attended Prolific Prep in Napa, California.

In 2020, he was named a McDonald’s All-American.

Professional Career

Green skipped college and chose to play for the NBA G League in the 2020-2021 season. In April 2020, he decided to sign a one-year contract worth $600,000.00 with the NBA G League Ignite, where he became the first person to join the team.

He declared for the NBA draft in 2021 and was the second overall pick in the first round, selected by the Houston Rockets.

He is the first player to have been selected from the G League. His selection was followed by Jonathan Kuminga and Isiah Todd.

He signed with the Rockets in 2021. His professional debut happened during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he averaged 9 points with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

In February 2022, he finished 3rd place in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In March 2023, he became the fourth youngest player to score 40 points in 5 games before turning 22.

National Career

Green also plays for the United States internationally. He started representing the US in the FIBA Americans U16 Championships, then at the FIBA U17 World Cup, and then the FIBA U19 World Cup. The teams won gold in all these events.

Also in 2018, Green was named the FIBA U17 World Cup MVP.

Career Highlights

  • 2022 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2020 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2018 - FIBA Under-17 World Cup MVP

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Greece
  • Gold - 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup Argentina
  • Gold - 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Argentina

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